Recent update of Apple iOS 8 has surprised the lots of Apple mobile devices users. And the new changes that have been seen so far are interesting.
Now, The important feature of the app store in iOS 8 – integrated service TestFlight, which spring bought by Apple. Judging by the first responses, not all developers are satisfied with the proposed functionality, but program of internal demand and the public beta will certainly enjoy.
If we talk about the little things in the App Store, there were also trends to popular request in the search tab and “smart” filters for applications. In addition, the Cupertino has worked hard to improve search algorithms.
One of the most convenient features, Continuity that allows you to start work on one device and continue to another is really amazing. What is important, everything happens automatically, provided that the devices are attached to a single account iCloud. If you start writing a letter on a Mac, on the lock screen iPad or iPhone icon will appear in Mail, which will allow the press to launch an email application in exactly the same condition as it opened on a Mac. Similarly, we can do with smartphones, tablets, and the transition from mobile applications to the desktop version. Handoff works in standard applications Mail, Safari, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, Maps, Messages, Reminders, Calendar, and Contacts. Developers can embed Handoff in own products.
Calls and Messages
Sometimes the iPhone is ringing at the wrong time, and the user can not answer your call. It happens just too lazy to get up and go to another room for the phone. Apple has solved this problem by adding the function calls and send messages from your computer or tablet using a smartphone. The main thing that the iPhone with iOS 8 was connected to the same network of Wi-Fi. When an incoming call is displayed with the name, number and picture caller profile. Single tap or swipe gesture you can answer the call, reject it, or send a message in response. Call someone with an iPad or Mac as easy – just touch or press the number in Contacts or Calendar. Special thanks to the developers need to say for support calls from Safari, where on the page you can select the number and the context menu to start the call, so do not have to rewrite the number of companies and enter them manually. Similarly, you can send and receive SMS or MMS messages directly from the iPhone to the iPad or Mac.
In iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite improved file transfer between devices. Until now, there were limitations on the platforms, that is, computers can only communicate with computers, mobile devices – mobile. More of this misunderstanding there, so that the owners of Apple technology can quickly transfer files directly, regardless of platform.
Yes, new AirDrop, Continuity, Calls and Messages & App Store changes are pretty interesting and we must say Apple has kept the expectations of end user and we expect similar in the next Apple iOS 9.